In the Brooder
- Aug 31, 2014
It's my first time incubating eggs and I just finished candling them and so far 9 of 12 are going strong AND I could see them moving inside! Omg yay!
So lock down is 6 days away and I'm getting paranoid! I'm so worried I'm going to do something wrong and lose all my babiesso far I've got 9 still growing. I've been marking the air sacs and they have grown. I've got some little eggs and big eggs. Should I keep an eye on a certain size. Like will the small hatch quicker? Do I check for internal pips by candelling after lock down? Thanks guys
After lock down I have a rule DO NOT OPEN THE INCUBATOR it messes with the humidity and can cause all sorts problems. I don't open untill it looks full of chicks which can be 36 hours plus after the first one has hatched. Some times smaller eggs hatch first but not always. Try not to worry and enjoy the hatching experience. Good luck